As explained by Hiram E. Jackson, Publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, The S.W.A.G. Scholarship Awards (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) were “specifically created to ensure that more minority students in Detroit who demonstrate leadership in multiple areas, other than grades, have access to scholarships.”
I spoke with LaTrice McClendon, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Relations at TCF Bank about the scholarships and why it is so important to get your high school senior to apply.
For more information and to apply, go to michiganchronicle.com/swagawards ; you have until April 9th 2021.
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An Arkansas family who was sent a racist note in regards to their Black Santa display is receiving national headlines thanks to the family’s neighbors.
The Kennedy family received a racist note in their mailbox asking them to remove their Black Santa saying,
Please remove your negro Santa Claus yard decoration. You should try not to deceive children into believing that I am negro… Yours Truly, Santa Claus.
The Lakewood Property Owners Association denounced their involvement after it was revealed that whoever sent the letter used their return address. Lakewood personally assured the family that they were valid members of their community.
After neighbors heard about the letter they decided to support the Kennedy’s by putting up Black Santa’s all over the neighborhood.
Chip Welch, 70, who has lived in the neighborhood with his wife for more than 20 years said, “We were all pretty concerned about it, and we decided it would be poetic for everyone to get Black Santa’s.” Welch continued saying, “It was unsolicited, it was undeserved, it was un-Christmas, and hopefully it was not reflective of Lakewood, and certainly not reflective of the kind of country I want to live in.” (Source: Washington Post)